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BIRMINGHAM (APRIL 8, 2011) - The Children's Hospital of Alabama invites Alabama and Auburn football fans to square off on A-Day in support Children's Hospital. Both school's fans will have the opportunity to support their favorite football team - along with the thousands of kids battling illness and injury at Children's each year - by participating in the A-Day Challenge.
Fans of both schools can participate by donating "4 Quarters for Kids" at www.chsys.org beginning April 16 and running until May 1. For every $1 donated fans may cast a vote for Auburn Tigers or the Alabama Crimson Tide to determine which team's fans support Children's the most. The contest will end at midnight on May 1 and all votes will be tabulated and the winner will be declared. A Children's Hospital A-Day Challenge Trophy will be presented to representatives of the winning university following the contest.
"We hope this good-natured competition will make an impact that reaches far beyond the campuses," said Emily Hornak, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Program Director, Children's Hospital Foundation. "Most of us spend much more than a dollar each day on coffee so the actual financial support is not nearly as important as the impact of raising awareness about the hospital and the kids who battle illness and injury at Children's Hospital."
The A-Day Challenge is based on longstanding support of Children's Hospital and its mission by both institutions. In the past coaches and athletes from UA and AU have been among the most popular visitors to the hospital and have provided encouragement to thousands of children treated there.
The Children's Hospital of Alabama is the only hospital in the state dedicated solely to the care and treatment of children and one of the 10 busiest pediatric medical centers in the U.S. One of only about 45 freestanding acute care hospitals of its kind in the nation, Children's is home to Alabama's only Level I pediatric trauma center and the largest pediatric burn center in the Southeast.
For more information about the event and partnership, visit www.chsys.org.
Contact: Adam Kelley, Children's Hospital of Alabama
1600 7th Ave. S., Birmingham, AL 35233